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“preserving the past”
Review of Intramuros

Intramuros
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Private Half-Day Manila City Tour
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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
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Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano
Ranked #2 of 140 things to do in Manila
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the seat of power during Spanish Colonial times (1521-1898).
Reviewed April 11, 2013

went to intramuros last may 2012 with the whole family- its good to relive the past and see it with the next generations through my kids who only knew it through the books, we finally got to see real parts of the past by its restoration- Fort Santiago and its beautiful walls, the museum .,.the old means of transportation like the karetela,the Rizal Shrine, the greeneries that surround it, now my sons will be proud that they saw these and will remember there visit everytime their civics teacher mention these at school

Thank Gerry d
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Since I live in the city of Manila, Intramuros is not a new travel destination for me. But as for the place and its heritage is concern, Intramuros really brings you back in the past. Most of the structures and establishments inside the "Walled City" are well preserved and taken care of. Vital arms of Catholicism is also found in Intramuros. CBCP (Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines), San Agustin Church and the Manila Cathedral. There are also educational institutions found in the area like the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum of the Philippines University and Mapua Institute of Technology. The ambiance is really good but unfortunately some pavements and areas are dirty and trashes are everywhere. You can walk in the wall starting from Letran and ending in PLM. Daytime to Sunset is advisable in visiting the Intramuros.

We had this experience of visiting this place and something bad happened just before us. That was around 8PM, while we were walking along the pavements of the wall, we saw a commotion between a group of students which was composed of three, policemen and Intramuros Security Guards (Spaniards-dressed) and they reported a thief-related incident. They were "holdup". According to the authority, several related incidents were reported for the past few months and they advised the public not to walk around at night especially when alone.

Thank DocDward
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have stayed here for almost 5 years. Saw every corner of it. From beautiful to odd things. Intramuros (the walled city) is a heritage site with few colleges/universities situated like Mapua, PLM, Letran, Lyceum, some government offices, and other small institutions. The site is good for hanging around specially walking on top of the Walls. Be mind that it's a bit humid in the area. Buildings and infrastructures are being renovated now, but there are some areas whereas those 100+ years architecture are still intact with few touch-up. Intramuros is one of the must visit places when you're in Manila.

2  Thank RenevicAmago
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lot's of potential with some nice churches and cobble-stone streets. But, like many parts of Manila, dirty, smelly, and run down.

Thank zeebandy
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

So much to see in this old walled city -- several museums and churches: Fort Santiago, Casa Manila, Rizal Shrine, San Agustin Church & Museum, Manila Cathedral to name a few. You will need at least a WHOLE day if not TWO. Nice restaurants and hotels too.

1  Thank SalvadorSegovia
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